port authority


Leave the driving to bus

The Port Authority’s West Busway is a very popular transit option for thousands of people who live, work, and travel between western Allegheny County neighborhoods, Downtown Pittsburgh, and Oakland’s university hub. The busway’s immediate success is due, in large part, to the significant rapid transit benefits this facility provides and the many park-and-ride lots located at busway stations and in suburban areas serviced by buses using this route. The West Busway also serves as a reliable alternative to bypassing traffic congestion on the Parkway West (I-376).

Defining elements of the project include a highway interchange, four new bridges, 11 rebuilt bridges, and reconstruction of a 150-year-old railroad tunnel.

The West Busway project has received numerous awards for its innovative design and construction features, including the Diamond Award for Engineering Excellence from the Consulting Engineers Council of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Quality Initiative Transit Award for 2001 from the Pennsylvania Partnership for Highway Quality, and the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence in Land Use for 2001 from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.